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Road Traffic Act 1930


This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Regulation of Motor Vehicles

    1. Classification of Motor Vehicles

      1. 1.Motor vehicles to which Part I applies

      2. 2.Classification of motor vehicles

      3. 3.Prohibition of motor vehicles not complying with regulations as to construction, and c

    2. Licensing of Drivers

      1. 4.Licensing of drivers, and c

      2. 5.Provisions as to physical fitness of applicants for licences

      3. 6.Disqualification for offences and endorsement of convictions

      4. 7.Provisions as to disqualifications and suspensions

      5. 8.Provisions as to endorsements

    3. Provisions as to Driving and Offences in connection therewith

      1. 9.Restriction on driving by young persons

      2. 10.Rate of speed

      3. 11.Reckless or dangerous driving

      4. 12.Careless driving

      5. 13.Prohibition of motor racing and speed trials on highways

      6. 14.Prohibition of driving motor vehicles elsewhere than on roads

      7. 15.Punishment of persons driving motor vehicles when under influence of drink or drugs

      8. 16.Restriction on pillion riding

      9. 17.Requirements as to employment of drivers and attendants

      10. 18.Restriction on the number of trailers drawn

      11. 19.Limitation of time for which drivers of certain vehicles may remain continuously on duty

      12. 20.Duty to give name and address and to stop and power of arrest in certain cases

      13. 21.Restrictions on prosecutions under the preceding sections

    4. Accidents

      1. 22.Duty to stop in case of accident

      2. 23.Inquiries into accidents

    5. Provisions as to Weight and Weighing of Motor Vehicles

      1. 24.Power of highway and bridge authorities to authorise on specified roads carriage of greater weights

      2. 25.Power to prohibit the use of bridges by motor vehicles

      3. 26.Method of calculating weight

      4. 27.Weighing of motor vehicles, and c

    6. Miscellaneous

      1. 28.Taking motor vehicle without owner's consent or other authority to be an offence

      2. 29.Restrictions on persons being towed by getting on to or tampering with motor vehicles

      3. 30.Regulations

      4. 31.General law relating to carriages to apply to motor vehicles

      5. 32.Provisions as to Northern Ireland drivers' licences

      6. 33.Savings

      7. 34.Application to Scotland

  3. Part II Provision against Third-party Risks arising out of the use of Motor Vehicles

    1. 35.Users of motor vehicles to be insured against third party risks

    2. 36.Requirements in respect of policies

    3. 37.Requirements in respect of securities

    4. 38.Certain conditions to policies or securities to be of no effect

    5. 39.Production of certificate of insurance or certificate of security on application for motor vehicle licence

    6. 40.Requirements as to production of certificate of insurance or of security

    7. 41.Regulations for purposes of Part II

    8. 42.Amendment of Assurance Companies Act, 1909

    9. 43.Deposits under Part II

    10. 44.Application to Scotland

  4. Part III Amendment of Law relating to Highways

    1. 45.Issue by Minister of directions for guidance of users of roads

    2. 46.Power to restrict use of vehicles on specified roads

    3. 47.Power of highway authority temporarily to prohibit or restrict traffic on roads

    4. 48.Erection of notice boards, and c

    5. 49.Penalties for neglect of traffic directions

    6. 50.Leaving vehicles in dangerous positions

    7. 51.Provisions with respect to stretching of ropes, and c, across highways

    8. 52.Exemption of agricultural machines from 5 and 6 Will.4 c.50 s.70

    9. 53.Provisions with respect to the transfer of toll bridges and toll roads to local authorities

    10. 54.Provisions as to extraordinary traffic

    11. 55.Power of certain authorities as to refuges and subways

    12. 56.Power to remove structures from highways

    13. 57.Advances from road fund

    14. 58.Provision of footpaths and grass or other margins

    15. 59.Regulations

    16. 60.Application to Scotland

  5. Part IV Regulation of Public Service Vehicles

    1. Classification of Public Service Vehicles

      1. 61.Application of Part IV and classification of public service vehicles

    2. Traffic Areas and Traffic Commissioners

      1. 62.Constitution of traffic areas

      2. 63.Traffic commissioners

      3. 64.Procedure of traffic commissioners

      4. 65.Traffic commissioners to make annual report to Minister

      5. 66.Information to be given to commissioners as to licences issued before commencement of Act

    3. Public Service Vehicle Licences

      1. 67.Public service vehicle licences

      2. 68.Certificates of fitness of vehicles

      3. 69.Certifying officers and public service vehicle examiners

      4. 70.Notice to be given to commissioners of failure in, damage to, or alteration of vehicles

      5. 71.Suspension of vehicle licences for defects

    4. Road Service Licences

      1. 72.Road service licences

      2. 73.Validity of licences in other areas and backing of licences

      3. 74.Power to revoke or suspend licences for non-com pliance with conditions

      4. 75.Returns to be made by persons operating public service vehicles

      5. 76.Licence holders to supply particulars of arrangements with other persons as to provision of passenger transport facilities

    5. Drivers and Conductors Licences

      1. 77.Drivers' and conductors' licences

    6. General Provisions as to Licences

      1. 78.Commissioners to whom applications for licences to be made

      2. 79.Procedure on applications for licences, and c

      3. 80.Duration of licences

      4. 81.Appeals to the Minister in connection with public service vehicle licences, road service licences and certificates of fitness

      5. 82.Appeals to courts of summary jurisdiction in connection with drivers' and conductors' licences

      6. 83.Records of licences under Part IV

    7. Drivers, Conductors and Passengers

      1. 84.Regulation of conduct of passengers

      2. 85.Regulation of conduct of drivers and conductors

    8. Financial Provisions

      1. 86.Fees in respect of licences and certificates

      2. 87.Salaries and expenses of traffic commissioners and staff, and c

      3. 88.Accounts of traffic commissioners and audit

      4. 89.Amendment of s. 3 of Roads Act, 1920

    9. Miscellaneous

      1. 90.Power of local authorities with respect to use of highways by public service vehicles and with respect to stations for such vehicles

      2. 91.Power of Minister to modify restrictions on user of roads by public service vehicles

      3. 92.Protection of public interests

      4. 93.Wages and conditions of employment of persons employed in connection with public service vehicles

      5. 94.General power of making regulations

      6. 95.Restriction on institution of proceedings in England

      7. 96.Transitory provisions

      8. 97.Avoidance of contracts so far as restrictive of liability in respect of death of or injury to passengers in public service vehicles

      9. 98.Provisions with respect to the Metropolitan traffic area

      10. 99.Special provisions with respect to the City of London and the Metropolitan police district

      11. 100.Application to Scotland

  6. Part V Running of Public Service Vehicles by Local Authorities

    1. 101.Power to run public service vehicles

    2. 102.Provisions with respect to consents to be granted by traffic commissioners under this Part

    3. 103.Eurther provision as to omnibuses

    4. 104.Eares and charges

    5. 105.Working and other agreements

    6. 106.Accounts

    7. 107.Expenses and borrowing

    8. 108.Interpretation

    9. 109.Application to Scotland

    10. 110.Extent of this Part of Act

  7. Part VI General

    1. 111.Provisions as to regulations

    2. 112.Forgery, and c, of licences and certificates

    3. 113.Prosecutions and penalties for offences

    4. 114.Inquiries by Minister

    5. 115.Expenses of Roads Department

    6. 116.Compensation for existing officers

    7. 117.Application of fines and fees under Part I

    8. 118.Inland revenue licence for motor-car drivers

    9. 119.Special provisions as to Scotland

    10. 120.Power to provide parking places in Scotland

    11. 121.Interpretation and application to Crown

    12. 122.Repeals

    13. 123.Short title, commencement and extent


      Limits of Speed


      Provisions as to Applications and Inquiries under Section Forty-six

      1. 1.Every application under section forty-six of this Act shall be...

      2. 2.If in the case of any application the Minister determines...

      3. 3.Subject as hereinafter provided, all persons interested may appear at...

      4. 4.Subject as aforesaid inquiries and all proceedings incidental thereto shall...


      Traffic Areas

      1. Part I Traffic Areas in England

      2. Part II Traffic Areas of Scotland


      Provisions as to the Determination and Payment of Compensation to Officers

      1. 1.For the purpose of determining whether compensation is payable to...

      2. 2.Every person who claims to be entitled to compensation shall...

      3. 3.Every local authority shall give to the Minister such assistance...

      4. 4.In computing the service of any officer for the purpose...

      5. 5.If an officer's appointment is determined otherwise than at the...

      6. 6.The compensation payable under this Act to an officer who...

      7. 7.If any officer was temporarily absent from his employment during...

      8. 8.The Minister may, in his discretion and in consideration of...

      9. 9.The compensation shall not exceed two-thirds of the annual pecuniary...

      10. 10.No service of which account has been taken in assessing...

      11. 11.The Minister, on receiving any claim, shall as soon as...

      12. 12.If a claimant is aggrieved by the refusal of the...

      13. 13.If a person receiving compensation under this Schedule is appointed...

      14. 14.All sums payable under this Schedule by way of compensation...

      15. 15.For the purposes of this Schedule the expression " emoluments...


      Enactments Repealed

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